Sutter Health reports stronger margins, discloses $3M settlement

By Beth Kutscher  |  July 22, 2015

Sutter Health reported that it nearly doubled its operating margin in the first quarter of the year as admissions increased and more patients had insurance. The Sacramento, Calif., system also disclosed that it entered into a $3 million settlement in May with the U.S. Justice Department.

Pat Fry to retire as Sutter CEO

Pat Fry to retire as Sutter CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 23, 2015

Pat Fry, 57, will retire as president and CEO of Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif., effective Jan. 4.

Sutter Health hires Wright for CTO post

Sutter Health hires Wright for CTO post

By Joseph Conn  |  February 13, 2015

Wes Wright, senior VP and CIO at Seattle Children's Hospital, has been named chief technology officer at Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif.

Sutter, Blue Shield end feud, agree to two-year contract

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 07, 2015

Sutter Health, a 24-hospital not-for-profit California health system, and Blue Shield of California have come to an agreement after a monthlong feud over price increases and new contract terms.

Value-based care not likely to end payer/provider financial spats

Value-based care not likely to end payer/provider financial spats

By Bob Herman  |  January 24, 2015

Those in healthcare hoping to see the end of bitter price feuds between health insurers and providers as value-based contracting becomes more widespread may be doing the healthcare equivalent of waiting for Godot—anticipating something that will never come.

Value-based care not likely to end payer/provider financial spats

By Bob Herman  |  January 22, 2015

A large payer and health system in California are embroiled in a bitter feud over expired contract terms, the type of fight all too common in the fee-for-service world. Value-based pay promises to align providers and payers in the pursuit of efficient care, but they're likely to keep fighting.

Sutter's surplus rises on tight expense management

By Beth Kutscher  |  December 16, 2014

Sutter Health, a 24-hospital system based in Sacramento, Calif., has continued to improve its operating performance through the first nine months of the year, cutting expenses to overcome nearly flat revenue growth.

Walgreen partners with MDLive to offer video visits

By Darius Tahir  |  December 08, 2014

Walgreen Co. is working with startup MDLive to offer video visits through the retail pharmacy chain's mobile app. The partnership with MDLive has the potential to dramatically expand Walgreen's telehealth platform on mobile devices.

California Supreme Court declines to review Sutter data-breach case

By Sacramento (Calif.) Business Journal  |  October 28, 2014

The California Supreme Court dismissed a request to review a data theft class action against Sutter Health in one sentence, but the decision sends a bigger signal: there's no harm—or money to be had—unless there's evidence somebody used the stolen information.

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